Epidemiology faculty members foster a unique environment in which practical involvement in transdisciplinary research collaborations enhance learning and provide a dynamic, rewarding environment. Our faculty are involved in multiple avenues of research, including community-based research, women’s health issues, including prenatal and reproductive health and breast cancer, physical activity, nutrition, and biomarkers. Through the design and conduct of research studies, our faculty extend the basic knowledge of disease processes leading to prevention strategies, and aid in the development and evaluation of such prevention strategies.